Samsung surely raised a few eyebrows by equipping the Galaxy Note5 with a smaller battery than its predecessor. The newcomer’s 3,000mAh unit is also non-removable, so we were quite curious to put it through the rigors of our battery test.
The Note5 started off its run through our battery test track by recording twenty eight and a half hours of talk time before its battery called it quits. That’s the exact same score as Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a result worthy for a flagship.
With 10 hours and 43 minutes of web browsing, Samsung Galaxy Note5 once again matched the result of it predecessor before its Android Lollipop update. Considering the Note5’s smaller battery, we find its achievement to be quite stellar.
Video playback is where the smaller battery of the Note5 put it at a disadvantage when compared to its predecessor. Samsung’s new flagship phablet lasted for almost 14 hours on a single charge - almost four hours less compared to its predecessor.
Superb standby performance of the 14nm Exynos 7420 chipset allowed Samsung Galaxy Note5 to achieve an endurance rating of 85 hours in our battery test. This means that the phablet will easily make it thorough three full days on a single charge if you use it for an hour each of telephony, web browsing, and video playback daily.
The endurance rating of the Note5 comes only 5 hours short of the one posted by Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Android Lollipop on board. We reckon that such battery performance will be sufficient for even a discerning power user. The fast charging options on the other hand, ensure that top ups will be quick and convenient.
You can find our more about Samsung Galaxy Note5 in our detailed review.
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Horrible battery life by 'note' standards....21 hours battery life with 3.5 hours screen time...mostly used for snapchat,facebook and instagram....wifi on only when in use.
In my Note 5 phone, the charge can withstand only 3.83 hrs for web browsing.